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Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.

Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

  The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

  Many games have a "boot-up" sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience. Please report any issues to the Internet Arcade Operator, Jason Scott.

If you are encountering issues with control, sound, or other technical problems, read this entry of some common solutions.

Also, Armchair Arcade (a video game review site) has written an excellent guide to playing on the Internet Arcade as well.


Below are a suggested collection of games that run at proper speed in a powerful browser. (Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)

 

Images of Marquees and Snapshots of in-game screens come from the Progetto Snaps collection,
who have spent years creating impeccable support materials for the worl d of emulation.


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Burglar X by Unico (1997)
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The Legend of Silkroad by Unico (1999) Developed by Unico Electronics Co., Ltd. Released 1999 Platform Arcade Published by Unico Electronics Co., Ltd. Perspective Side view Setting China (Ancient/Imperial) Genre Action Gameplay Beat 'em up / Brawler Visual 2D scrolling Description The Legend of Silkroad is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of either the heroes Munmoo from Korea, Sochun from China or Jamuka from Mongolia. The adventure leads you along the...
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Zero Point 2 by Unico (1999) Developed by Unico Electronics Co., Ltd. Released 1999 Platform Arcade Published by Unico Electronics Co., Ltd. Perspective 1st-person Interface Direct Control Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Mini-Games, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling, Fixed / Flip-screen Description Zero Point 2 is a light gun shooting gallery game and it is the sequel to Zero Point . The game features 3D prerendered graphcs and has gameplay similar to the Point Blank series. At the start of a game...